RPC III, 3021


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3021
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Cos VI, Trajan not yet optimus
Dating AD 112–14
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus tribunicia potestate consul VI
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Trajan, right, seen from rear, globe beneath
Reverse inscription ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Ϛ
Reverse design Mount Argaeus with grotto at bottom containing cult stone, flanked by two pyramidal objects. At top, second grotto, sometimes with the appearance of a flame. Trees on slope of mountain
Metal silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6
Reference S 210, Metcalf Hoard 447–56 and Pl. 24, Metcalf Conspectus 67d, Ganschow 128d
Specimens 6 (3 in the core collections)
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B
2 2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.59433
3 3     NY: 1985.39.155 Metcalf Hoard 447
4 4     Müller 31, 4–5 Feb. 1981, lot 367
5 5     Henseler 216
6 6     Henseler 217 (ex MünzZentrum 135, 10 Jan. 2007, lot 1021)